Parts of Pisgah Church Road are closed today. Here’s why

Published 1:08 am Thursday, April 6, 2023

If you planned to drive on parts of Pisgah Church Road today, expect some detours. On Wednesday afternoon, a sinkhole opened up, causing the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to close a portion of the road stretching from the intersection with Prince Edward Highway to the intersection with Route 600. 

“A deteriorating pipe caused the sinkhole,” said Len Stevens. He works as communications director for the department’s Lynchburg district, which includes Farmville and Prince Edward County. ” The hole in the pavement was about the size of a 5 gallon bucket in diameter, but down inside under the pavement was 4′ deep and roughly 5′ round.”

VDOT has set up a detour, with drivers taking Prince Edward Highway to Route 600 and then getting back on Pisgah Church Road.  Stevens said that based on the current schedule, VDOT expects the problem to be fixed and all roads to be fully reopened no later than Friday at 5 p.m.

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